Wednesday, December 08, 2010

ESPN readies for Ravens/Texans

From ESPN -

Monday Night Football: Houston Texans Host Baltimore Ravens
  

Matt Schaub and the Houston Texans will host Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens in a battle of AFC playoff hopefuls on ESPN’s Monday Night Football on Dec. 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN HD. Mike Tirico and analysts Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski will call the game, and Michele Tafoya and Suzy Kolber will provide updates on the teams throughout the day. 

Monday’s telecast will begin with a Frank Gifford MNF vignette highlighting the New England Patriots at Houston Oilers game from Nov. 10, 1980.  Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell led the Oilers to a 38-34 victory in the Astrodome.  That season, Campbell rushed for 1,934 yards, including four 200-yard rushing games, the most in his legendary career. 

ESPN’s “game around the game” studio coverage will begin at noon on SportsCenter, followed by NFL Live at 3:30 p.m. and NFL PrimeTime at 4 p.m.  The 90-minute Monday Night Countdown show will begin at 7 p.m. with host Chris Berman and analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson, Chris Mortensen, and NFL Insider Adam SchefterStuart Scott and analysts Matt Millen and Steve Young will contribute from the stadium.

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